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CCHS athletics best all-around again

1. Chilton Co.

11.5 points

Ranked 1st last year

Fielded 13 teams

Boys: 8 points

Girls: 3.5 points

Percent gained of possible points: 60.5

2. Jemison

10.25 points

Ranked 3rd last year

Fielded 9 teams

Boys: 6 points

Girls: 4.25 points

Percent gained of possible points: 68.3

3. Thorsby

9.75 points

Ranked 3rd last year

Fielded 9 teams

Boys: 5.5 points

Girls: 4.25 points

Percent gained of possible points: 65

4. (tie) Isabella

7.5 points

Ranked 2nd last year

Fielded 9 teams

Boys: 3.5 points

Girls: 4 points

Percent gained of possible points: 50

4. (tie) Maplesville

7.5 points

Ranked 5th last year

Fielded 6 teams

Boys: 5 points

Girls: 2.5 points

Percent gained of possible points: 57.7

6. Verbena

4.5 points

Ranked 6th last year

Fielded 5 teams

Boys: 3.5 points

Girls: 1 point

Percent gained of possible points: 45

Chilton County High School has once again taken the top spot in The Clanton Advertiser’s 2009-10 All-Sports Award—mostly by fielding more teams than its county competitors.

CCHS amassed 11.5 points in the formula, thanks in no small part because the school fielded 13 teams. Isabella, Jemison and Thorsby were next with nine teams each.

The number of points available for each team in each sport is determined by the sport’s perceived level of importance.

Three points were available in football, for example, compared to only one for golf because it takes more players to make up a football team and more fans show up to watch the competitions.

Four levels of success were determined for each team: below average (losing record), average (record near .500), above average (winning record and/or playoff appearance) and championship.

So, with two points available for volleyball, a below average team would have been awarded .5 points, an average team 1 point, an above average team 1.5 points and a championship team 2 points.

CCHS was awarded 2.25 of the 3 points available in football, for example, because the program made the playoffs. The team could have earned three points by winning a championship, or could have earned less than the 2.25 points had it finished the regular season with a losing record and failed to make the playoffs.

And there lies CCHS’s advantage: teams are awarded points no matter how poorly they fared, so a school with more teams has the opportunity to receive more points.

A telling statistic, though, is the percentage of points a school earned in its sports compared to the number of possible points.

Jemison led the way in this category with 68.3 percent.

CCHS’s boys carried the load, scoring eight of the school’s points.

Jemison and Thorsby had the best girls programs; they accounted for 4.25 points.